CGSG focuses on the following core areas of security and governance, with particular emphasis on developing challenges and transitional processes:
- International Security, Radicalisation and Conflict Resolution
- Radicalisation, Political Violence and Terrorism
- Development and Democracy
- Economic and Financial Development and Sustainability
- Energy and Oil
- Threats to Infrastructure
Other areas of interest by CGSG experts include Climate Change and Environmental Threats; Cyber-Security; Food Security.